verb (used without object), rose, ris·en [riz-uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
verb (used with object), rose, ris·en [riz-uhn] /ˈrɪz ən/, ris·ing.
- the measured height of any of various things, as a roof, a flight of steps, a stair step, or the crown of a road.
- the measured height of an arch from the springing line to the highest point of the intrados.
- to provoke, as to action or anger.
- to evoke the expected or desired response from.
Origin of rise
Synonyms for rise
Antonyms for rise
Related Words for risenrocket, surge, lift, climb, grow, soar, raise, advance, double, swell, ascend, accelerate, multiply, build, improve, expand, emerge, begin, develop, go
Examples from the Web for risen
Contemporary Examples of risen
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy
January 3, 2015
Just downtown shone the Freedom Tower, which has risen where the World Trade Center came down in the 9/11 attacks.Eric Garner Was Just a Number to Them
December 5, 2014
He says attacks against women have risen, and the migrants and refugees have made people too scared to leave their homes at night.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 14, 2014
Now, according to a recent World Food Program report (PDF), the estimate has risen to a worst-case scenario of 5.7 million.Liberia’s Ebola Famine
Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic
November 13, 2014
Since then, Abilify has risen from the fifth-most-prescribed drug to the top of the heap.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year
November 9, 2014
Historical Examples of risen
It seemed like one risen from the dead, for he supposed him lying at the bottom of the sea.Brave and Bold
Then he turned to the two in the drawing-room, both of whom had now risen to their feet.Within the Law
Fig. 14 illustrates a loaf of bread that has risen too much.
When the loaves have risen sufficiently, bake for about 50 minutes.
There wasn't any danger, really, unless—unless the river had risen.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)
Word Origin for rise
past participle of rise (v.); Old English gerisen, past participle of risan.
Old English risan "to rise, rise from sleep, get out of bed; stand up, rise to one's feet; get up from table; rise together; be fit, be proper" (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, past participle risen), from Proto-Germanic *us-risanan "to go up" (cf. Old Norse risa, Old Saxon risan, Gothic urreisan "to rise," Old High German risan "to rise, flow," German reisen "to travel," originally "to rise for a journey").
From c.1200 as "move from a lower to a higher position, move upward; increase in number or amount; rise in fortune, prosper; become prominent;" also "rise from the dead." Meaning "come into existence, originate; result (from)" is mid-13c. From early 14c. as "rebel, revolt;" also "occur, happen, come to pass; take place." Related to raise (v.). Related: Rose; risen.
"upward movement," 1570s, from rise (v.). Meaning "a piece of rising ground" is from 1630s. Meaning "spring, source, origin, beginning" is from 1620s. Phrase to get a rise out of (someone) (1829) is a metaphor from angling (1650s).
In addition to the idioms beginning with rise
- rise and shine
- rise from the ashes
- rise in the world
- rise through the ranks
- rise to the bait
- rise to the occasion
- come up (rise in the world)
- get a rise out of
- give birth (rise) to